After discovering the amazing health benefits and deliciousness of raw chocolate and raw desserts this year, as you can imagine I was enthusiastically telling everyone close to me about my wonderful discovery! My boyfriend became curious as he himself has been trying to live and eat healthier recently, and as such has been avoiding refined sugars and sweet cakes and desserts. He has been sampling my raw treats and loving them so he asked me if I could teach him how to make something with raw chocolate. I immediately thought ‘chocolate orange tart!’ as I had been meaning to try one out for a long time.
I absolutely adore chocolate and orange, but you could add any flavour you like to this. I think a mint or ginger version would be really nice too. The best part about raw desserts are how quick and simple they are to make. You can throw this together in 15 minutes, and then it just needs to chill for about an hour. This will keep for months in the fridge, but I bet it wouldn’t even last days! .
Unfortunately when we went to make this today I realised I had forgotten to buy extra agave syrup and I only had a quarter cup left. We were all ready to make it though and didn’t want to wait, so we went ahead and made it with a quarter of the filling. It was still delicious but the ratio of chocolate should have been four times higher than the base, so it would have been even richer. I have left the measurements as they were supposed to be in the recipe so that you can get the full chocolate indulgence!
I enjoy using agave in treats and bakes, but it is not without it’s controversy and many feel that it is too processed and high in fructose for their liking. You could try replacing it with another liquid sweetener such as date syrup instead, but bear in mind that you may have to increase the quantity as agave tastes so sweet.
I have made this tart again at a later date with the correct quantities, so have updated this post to show photos of both versions.
- 1 cups of raw cacao powder, sieved
- 1 cup agave syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 5 – 10 drops orange essence
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 cup almonds
- 6 dates
- 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
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